|Title: ||The resistible rise of Islamophobia: anti-Muslim racism in the UK and Australia before 11 September 2001|
|Citation: ||Journal of sociology, 2007, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 61-86|
|Publisher: ||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Issue Date: ||1-Mar-2007 |
|Additional Links: ||http://jos.sagepub.com/|
|Abstract: ||This article compares the rise of anti-Muslim racism in Britain and Australia,
from 1989 to 2001, as a foundation for assessing the extent to which the
upsurge of Islamophobia after 11 September was a development of existing
patterns of racism in these two countries. The respective histories of immigration
and settlement by Muslim populations are outlined, along with the relevant
immigration and ‘ethnic affairs’ policies and the resulting demographics.
The article traces the ideologies of xenophobia that developed in Britain and
Australia over this period. It records a transition from anti-Asian and anti-Arab
racism to anti-Muslim racism, reflected in and responding to changes in the
identities and cultural politics of the minority communities. It outlines
instances of the racial and ethnic targeting by the state of the ethnic and religious
minorities concerned, and postulates a causal relationship between this
and the shifting patterns of acts of racial hatred, vilification and discrimination.|
|Description: ||Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published [following peer-review] in Journal of sociology, published by and copyright Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Keywords: ||Anti-Muslim racism,|
|Appears in Collections: ||Cities, Space and Power Group|
|Files in This Item:|
There are no files associated with this item.
All Items in e-space are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.